Digital Media Center | Western Washington University

Visual literacy is described as “the ability to interpret, negotiate and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image.” It’s an increasingly important aspect of our culture, and thus education at all levels, and RMC designed Western’s Digital Media Center to meet the growing demand.

A multidisciplinary resource lab for instruction of broadcast, production and editing of digital media, the project coalesced as a result of multiple requests percolating from several departments. Ultimately five colleges, four departments and three other campus user groups came together for the project, which, while complicated, was also inspiring for the convergence of ideas it represented. The library became the most logical place to house the center, making it an all-campus rather than departmental resource.